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  • Birthday 09/24/1981

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  1. Hey Drew, hard to say welcome back since I am not really active anymore on the forum but still You have finally decided to come back to fun boats lol, can't blame you with the experience you had at Marathon. Here is what I found here in Canada since I guess you already checked the U.S market (don't forget to convert in US $) : https://www.boisvertmarine.com/vehicles/2008/chaparral/255-ssi/sorel-tracy/qc/46346083/?sale_class=d'occasion https://www.marinedanielmasson.com/en/vehicles/2004/chaparral/240-signature/saint-paul-de-l'ile-aux-noix/qc/43666118/?sale_class=used
  2. I'll will find it for you, but the cost I talked about was just for the mechanic, there is different plans for every maintenance (A1, B2, etc...), after that I think the bottom have to be cleaned every month and painted every year or so... Anyway, the most important... Congratulations for the wedding
  3. If I have mine before you, I will invite you for sure lol.. What I like about the 47 is also the seakeeper gyro (https://seakeeper.com/), such a great invention. Do you think the Volvo pods are as reliable as v-drive ? I am hearing/reading a lot about those and there is a lot of different opinions... My first boat was Italian back when I lived in France, I always loved them and never had to say anything about reliability, and they are so gorgeous... for me it will be either an Azimut or a Trawler lol, no in between :p
  4. I don't really know but guys were comparing 44 Sport Coupe vs 48 sedan on SeaRay forum and the price seems to be drastically lower on the 44, I don't know really why, I asked but no one replied yet. Despite all of the benefits of the pods, I think I would go with shaft instead of Pods, just for the peace of mind, I am planning to boat mainly in salt water with this kind of unit (Bahamas, Florida, etc...) and V-Drive are more recommended in those environments
  5. I like the fact that you have 2 helms in almost all Azimut Fly Bridge. 3 rooms is also nice to have in the 47. What bother me is the annual cost of maintenance with the 47. I mean, I read on the SeaRay forum that 48 ft are costing around 18 500$ maintenance every year or 3 years depending of how rigorous you are. If I have to go with the 43, it will be for extended holidays. If I go with the 47, I will consider living aboard ;).
  6. Well, you'll ask Drew about our experience in Marathonmarinaandrv, there is a lot to say. For this particular incident, what I haven't told you is the fact that the guy accused me to be responsible for the power outage on the whole dock. I had to unplug from shore power, start the genset and wait for the problem to occur again. Only after that, they agreed to move me to another slip. You're right, I am glad I changed to have the opportunity to meet Drew, such nice people. You know I liked the Marina until Drew told me what they were doing to them. He and his wife are leaving their drea
  7. After Chap and Sea Ray, here are my next targets in 5-6 years maximum Worst Case scenario : Azimut 43 Ft - In 5 years, I guess I should be able to find one around 2011-2012. Enough room for the 4 of us, and just for my wife and me after that (Snowbird 6 months per year in the Keys) : https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2009/azimut-43-3535477 Target Scenario : Azimut 47 Ft - If I am working hard enough and the market is favorable, I wish I could go with the 47 Ft : https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2009/azimut-47-3132189/
  8. I just came back 2 days ago, took us 3 days and half to get there and 4 days to head back. When I arrived, the Marina had to change my slip because of an electrical problem. They put me next to a Sailboat, I learned later that it was @Drew... this is a small world. Other than that, I don't recommend going there during August, weather is better around June/July. We still enjoyed our 2 weeks though. Went a couple days/nights to KeyWest Looe Keys, etc. Usual spots. I wanted to test the boat before planing the Bahamas and it went very smoothly. The cabin is perfect for our needs, engines
  9. I went with Lowrance a couple years ago back when I had my Sig 270. Good stuff but more oriented for fisher men. I liked my experience with Garmin but it is like Apple, if you want every features available you have to get the full Garmin kit (AP, MFD, antenna, etc, etc). Since I had to stick with Mercury auto pilot system, Garmin wasn't an option. Never been a huge fan of Ray, but is just a matter of taste, nothing wrong with the brand, except they tried and fail to have their own NMEA2K with SeaTalk, vX etc...and finally got onboard with the standard. Then I read and heard that Navico wa
  10. Digital anchor, engine is keeping your position. Usefull when waiting for gas, bridge or else. Works pretty well in fact, never knew until I tried a couple years ago.
  11. Hey buddy, I have done some modifications already. After a couple of rides and I can now say that I am very pleased so far. The only thing that doesn't work properly is the active trim not reacting at all, but I am working on it. Here is the list of what I have done so far : - Removed the Raymarine AXIOM 9 inch and added a SIMRAD Go 12xse - Removed the VesselView 4 and added a SIMRAD Go 9 XSE + Vesselview link behind the dash - Removed the Rockford Fostgate headunit + remote and added a Fusion Apollo RA-770 + NRX 300 Remote - Added a SIMRAD GPS NMEA2K Antenn
  12. Well, about trim and fuel tank : your trim sender (on your Bravo) as a wire connecting to the main engine in the plug labeled ANALOG TRIM. You will need to unplug it and plug it in the one named DIGITAL TRIM. Don't forget to take the small cap from DIGITAL and put it on the ANALOG. Same thing for the fuel. The sender in your fuel tank should be plugged directly on the fuel gauge (on your dashboard), identify it, cut it and plug it on the engine, this way your SIMRAD/Vesselview will be able to read what is send by your fuel sender. What your ordered is the blue smartcraft cable
  13. Hi Dozer, don't forget that since your engines weren't programmed with smartcraft/vesselview in mind, both of them are configured as starboards engine. I did what you are trying to achieve on a Sig 290 2004 a couple years ago and it worked very well, I only needed a Merc tech to set my port engine as port engine . He did it in 3 minutes... Don't forget to unplug the trim from the analog wire and put it to the digital trim plug (both are together directly on the engine) because without it you will miss a couple of features on your Simrad/vesselview like Eco Mode, Smart Tow, etc... the
  14. My next target would probably be the Sea Ray 350 Sundancer for a couple of reasons : - One of the rare 35 ft cruiser with a standalone / separate shower - The wet bar at the rear with the electric grill is a #%^$&%$ good idea - AFT cabin can be a queen or 2 single beds - Smart way to fit the TV in a like-home TV stand - Double adjustable bow cushions - Massive arch with electrical sunroof A Regal 33 Express would be my next choice I suppose.
  15. Exoset

    Bahamas

    It's been 2 year so I am not 100% sure but I don't remember tying it in the anchor locker… I think it was on a bow cleat… Perhaps the line was under the anchor…. don't know for sure. I have been told to not throw the anchor if I can avoid it in the Keys by Drew, and some people at the marina told me the same thing. When I first arrive at Looe Keys I just looked around and saw that no one had dropped their anchor, I just did the same. Later, some folks told me it was forbidden because of the reef below ;). Some people were very helpful and kind, others almost yell at you if you a
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